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    12 killed as blasts rock Assam for second day
    GUWAHATI, OCT. 3.Twelve persons were killed and 58 injured in incidents of violence that rocked Assam for the second day today. The Inspector General of Police (Special Branch), Khagen Sharma, said that suspected militants of the National ...

    Patil agrees on coordinated action against militants
    GUWAHATI, OCT. 3.The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today accepted the Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi's suggestion for coordinated action by the North-Eastern States against the militant outfits spreading terror in the region. Talking ...

    Somnath convenes all-party meet
    HYDERABAD, OCT. 3.The Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, has convened a meeting of the political party leaders and chief whips on November 8 to ensure the smooth functioning of the coming session of Parliament. In a brief chat with The ...

    Depression moves towards coastal Andhra Pradesh
    CHENNAI, OCT. 3.The depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal yesterday is moving northwestwards. It lay centred about 500 km northeast of Chennai this morning. As there are prospects of the depression intensifying, a few places in Tamil ...

    Scribes arrive from Pak.
    WAGAH (AMRITSAR), OCT. 3.A 15-member delegation of Pakistani journalists today crossed over into Jammu and Kashmir on a historic visit. It has been allowed to visit the militancy-hit Kashmir Valley and interact with locals. — ...

    AP-naxals talks on Oct. 15
    HYDERABAD, OCT. 3.The Andhra Pradesh Government today decided to have direct talks with naxalite leaders on October 15. The date the People's War had proposed was October 13. The crucial "direct" talks between the top troika of the ...

    Thackeray cancels election tour
    MUMBAI, OCT. 3. The Shiv Sena supremo, Bal Thackeray, has cancelled his election tour of Marathwada and Vidarbha due to ill-health, the party's mouthpiece, Saamna, reported today. Mr. Thackeray is the star performer of the Sena's ...

    Best Bakery re-trial today
    MUMBAI, OCT. 3.Three witnesses in the Best Bakery case, transferred to Maharashtra from Gujarat following a Supreme Court order, are deposing in the re-trial beginning tomorrow. — PTI ...

    More security force for E.C.
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 3.The Election Commission has despatched extra forces for the Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency. It is going to the polls on October 13. — PTI ...

    Clash in Jharkhand jail
    MEDNINAGAR (JHARKHAND), OCT. 3.Six inmates were injured in a clash between two groups inside the Palamu jail on Saturday. The injured have been admitted to the jail hospital for treatment. — PTI ...

    Record visas for US
    WASHINGTON, OCT. 3.The annual limit for the controversial guest worker programme through the H1B visas has been filled in record time. On the opening day itself the cap of 65,000 was reached. — PTI ...

    Kirui wins
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 3.Kenya's Paul Kirui capped an impressive year by winning the men's World half-marathon title on Sunday. China's Sun Ying Jie claimed the women's race. — AP ...

    Roh coming today
    SINGAPORE, OCT. 3.The South Korean President, Roh Moo-Hyun, is visiting India from Monday, to "set the foundation for a long-term cooperative partnership" between the two countries, according to a key official in Seoul, S.J. ...

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